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Hard to say, because everyone will expect different things, I guess. I would like to see an easy, simple migration tool (got a pretty good idea of it actually, kind of press one button, select the old file, done).

About @petrmacs importer: fabulous tool as is, and likely will even get much better.... My vision here would be that I could call the importer with one button click within excel, choose file to import (my settings have been saved before) and it will import whatever I want....

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Hard to say, because everyone will expect different things, I guess. I would like to see an easy, simple migration tool (got a pretty good idea of it actually, kind of press one button, select the old file, done).

About @petrmacs importer: fabulous tool as is, and likely will even get much better.... My vision here would be that I could call the importer with one button click within excel, choose file to import (my settings have been saved before) and it will import whatever I want....

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ya im down for whatever.. since @petrmac has came onboard its prolly a good idea to make sure were on the same page.. i say 'we', even though all im doing is testing and providing ideas..

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Was that with the latest version?

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Changed some minor things, mainly to make migration easier:

Migrating from any version:
1.do not unprotect the new journal tab
2. copy paste at will (of course with the limitation of point 1)
3. on overview tab click repair format button

so which method would you now use to copy and paste the journal from old to new?

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ya im down for whatever.. since @petrmac has came onboard its prolly a good idea to make sure were on the same page.. i say 'we', even though all im doing is testing and providing ideas..

Maybe you're not coding, but who should find all the bugs if not you.
Honestly, I think you have every right to say 'we'! Without you this whole thing would be nowhere close to the current status....


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so which method would you now use to copy and paste the journal from old to new?

This:
to explain a bit more:
it migrates your values from journal tab, fixes the format (I could do a tool only for that if anyone needs to fix format more often without importing)
Method list and instrument list as well as starting account balance are also migrated.
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Maybe you're not coding, but who should find all the bugs if not you.
Honestly, I think you have every right to say 'we'! Without you this whole thing would be nowhere close to the current status....

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This:
to explain a bit more:
it migrates your values from journal tab, fixes the format (I could do a tool only for that if anyone needs to fix format more often without importing)
Method list and instrument list as well as starting account balance are also migrated.
Did I miss anything?
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Migration: Use the f*/%g tool!


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beta17s journal tab is really slow.. is this because of the MAEs being filled in as well as everything else(i usually dont have those things filled in on my journal) also the dates lines that fill in between the trades are filled in all the way to row 64 even tho there arnt any trades past row 3..

also when it copies the journal from an older version it opens and closes it. do we know if when it closes it, it doesnt save changes? that would be nice so we know so we know nothing has happened to our older journal.

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beta17s journal tab is really slow.. is this because of the MAEs being filled in as well as everything else(i usually dont have those things filled in on my journal) also the dates lines that fill in between the trades are filled in all the way to row 64 even tho there arnt any trades past row 3..

what exactly is slow?
Yes, I have to migrate all, as I am too lazy to check for values, means quite a bit more coding, and it's only needed for import.
But I'll pimp the vba a bit....bear with me....


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also when it copies the journal from an older version it opens and closes it. do we know if when it closes it, it doesnt save changes? that would be nice so we know so we know nothing has happened to our older journal.

It doesn't change anything and it doesn't save anything either, but you shouldn't see the old opening...that should happen in the background...

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what exactly is slow?
Yes, I have to migrate all, as I am too lazy to check for values, means quite a bit more coding, and it's only needed for import.
But I'll pimp the vba a bit....bear with me....

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It doesn't change anything and it doesn't save anything either, but you shouldn't see the old opening...that should happen in the background...

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ya im not sure why but i can see the old one load up then close..

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Beta18

I think I made it reasonably quick again. Turned out the conditional formatting got messed up....
For some obscure reason you can still see the old journal...but I think that is not a real problem...


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Editable grid sounds good...

If you can create a tool that is faster, fantastic. But I think it also depends on what you would have to enter there...

I like the idea to be able to choose how to enter the data, don't know if it would be a lot of extra work....

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Absolutely!

My idea was to have some kind of tool that would allow me to log notes as I trade. Imagine the scenario:

1 the platform is open on one screen, while on the other screen I could open the log.
2 when there is a pattern emerging, I could open up the trade log screen and start logging the thoughts. Psychologically wise I always forget what were my thoughts if I record them after a long time. Ideally I would want to write couple of words immediately.
3 the mandatory information to be entered would be the instrument and direction. The timestamp of the log could be roughly matched with the imported "technical" data from the trading platform export (let's say minutes).

I would like to make it easy to use for everyone. The suggestions are welcome.
Feel free to send here your sketches as well. (the tool I have used is Balsamiq mockups)

In the meantime, I want ti finish the trade grouping in the importer.

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